April 16th, 2002, 10:47 AM
I wonder what she thought
As she stood there, strong and tall.
She couldn't turn away,
She was forced to watch it all.
Did she long to offer comfort
As her country bled?
With her arm forever frozen
High above her head.
She could not shield her eyes
She could not hide her face
She just stared across the water
Keeping Freedom's place.
The smell of smoke and terror
Somehow reduced her size
So small within the harbor
But still we recognized...
How dignified and beautiful
On a day so many died
I wonder what she thought,
And I know she must have cried.
As the soot and dirt and ash rained down,
We became one color.
As we carried each other down the
stairs of the burning building,
We became one class.
As we lit candles of waiting and hope,
We became one generation.
As the firefighters and police officers
fought their way into the inferno,
We became one gender.
As we fell to our knees
in prayer for strength,
We became one faith.
As we whispered or shouted
words of encouragement,
We spoke one language.
As we gave our blood in lines a mile long,
We became one body.
As we mourned together the great loss,
We became one family.
As we cried tears of grief and loss,
We became one soul.
As we retell with pride of
the sacrifice of heroes,
We become one people.
We are The Power of One.
We are United.
We are America.
This candle was lit on the 11th of September, 2001.
Please pass it on to your friends & family so that it
may shine all across America.
"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle,
it gains a greater brilliance."
April 16th, 2002, 01:45 PM
Good poems. I like them. I remember Jon Stewart, he has a show on Comedy Central, broadcasts & lives in NYC. Well, when he finally did a new show after 9/11, the last thing he said at the end of the show was that his apartment windows used to look out on the WTC Towers. Then, when they came down & the dust cleared, his new view was of the Statue of Liberty.
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